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Destiny Binds

(Timber Wolves Trilogy #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  8,894 ratings  ·  616 reviews
Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 3rd 2011 by Tammy Blackwell
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Samantha Young
OMG. This self-published novel has completely taken me by surprise. Not only is it well-written, entertaining and somewhat addictive, but it's driven at the helm by a dry-voiced narrator called Scout, who you can't help but love. The characters in Destiny Binds are amazingly well-rounded, the shifter mythology incredibly believable, and the romance one of the best I've read in YA indie. OK, so admittedly there isn't as much action in this novel as other YA paranormal but the dialogue and the cha ...more
Joy (joyous reads)
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dropped-series, indie
Wonderful start.

Disappointing end.

Love triangle hell.


I was truthfully enjoying this book right up to the last few pages. Despite all the editing mishaps, it had me giggling at a smarty-pants heroine who can talk and walk smack with the rest of them. And at one point, I thought, wow another Indie gold! I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. Then everything fell apart. The sad thing is, it happened toward the end.

This book is your typical werewolf s
Woah. Seriously. Dude, where did this book come from, and please tell me there are more on the way. This was one of the best YA paranormal books I've ever read. The fact that it's self-published just blows my mind.

I've been sitting here, trying to come up with a coherent review of why I loved this book so much, but I keep getting sucked back into the story. I'll just have to post some highlights:

- I loved all the characters, especially Scout. I sympathized with her, I loved her voice, found mys
This is a pretty generic YA shape-shifter book, but it stood out a bit to me because of its humor and easy, engaging writing style. It was a quick read and despite a lot of things that made me roll my eyes, I still thought it was pretty decent and I’ll be reading the next one.

BTW, biggest eye-roll moment was the way in which Scout discovers the existence of shape shifters. (view spoiler)
Tammy Blackwell
Mar 06, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hot boys! Supernatural creatures! Betty White sans clothing!*

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*Please note: Betty White does not actually appear naked in this book.
Abbi Glines
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought I was done when it came to reading books about shifters... Boy was I wrong! This book is unique, the main character's "voice" is great, and I loved the spin on the shifting world. Honestly it's better than many traditionally pubbed shifter books I've read.
Stephanie (Bookfever)
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stephanie (Bookfever) by: Nitzan Schwarz
Destiny Binds, the first book in the Timber Wolves Trilogy was recommended to me by Nitzan from The Book Babe's Read and a review copy was kindle gifted to me by the author so I'm so glad that I ended up really liking this book.

So shifter books are actually tough for me to read. I absolutely love werewolves and other shifters but a good book with them is a little hard to find for me. I either end up loving books with shifters or end up hating them. And the thing with this book was, it wasn't th
Annie Brewer
Well holy shit this sucks!!!! I loved this book...probably the best wolf series to date. However...*sniff sniff * I can't get over this. My heart is in pieces right now just as I thought it would be. Jase and Charlie...WHY???? How. Could. You.????? *SOB SOB* I'm so pissed right now! Fuck my head hurts and I'm in pain....oh God Alex...noooooooooooooo. I need time to heal. My heart is shattered and I need time to get over this ending. I love Scout. She's such a strong and noble heroine and I feel ...more
Meg Hawkins
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Taking a much-loved genre and reworking it--in a way that is both innovative and amusing--is both very difficult, and highly in demand (especially in young adult literature). You've seen it in fairy-tale retellings (ever since Robin McKinley kicked things off); now, get ready to see it in Supernatural Romance.

Supernatural Romance has its structure (normal teen meets mysterious teen, discovers magic, enter third party--for the purposes of a love-triangle), just as Fairytale does (prince/princess,
Wine Country
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
What the F*ck! So this book was disappointing.

I went into thinking that the MC (Scout) was going to find out she had some Seer abilities but the whole book was about her love triangle. Such a let down. I am hoping that the second book will actually address why she was so important to everyone and hopefully make her a worthy strong character. I was also a little disappointed that Blackwell did not give much explanation about the whole supernatural world. I wanted more information on the Shifters
Jane Stewart
4 ½ stars. She made me laugh – a lot. I rounded down to 4 stars because I disliked the cliffhanger ending.

This is told in first person by Scout, a high school senior, valedictorian. She considers herself odd looking. Alex and his older brother move to town. Alex is a senior and gorgeous. He stares at Scout. Scout’s stepbrother Jase hates Alex for some unknown reason and tells Scout to avoid him. She tries to avoid him, but it’s hard because they have classes and school activities tog
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely fantastic series. Great characters, great plot, great romance and werewolves, always a plus for me.

Scout is an awesome mc. I loved her after just a few pages, and she just got better throughout the book, her character grew so much. She looks odd. She has white, white blonde hair, extremely pale skin and eyes the colour of ice chips, which gets her a lot of negative attention. But this doesn't bother her, she takes it all in her stride and gets on with it. She's snarky and sarcasti
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! I started this book this morning and I made every effort possible to finish it today. I could not put it down. This book is utterly amazing and so enthralling I can not understand why I never read it earlier. I think I may just have found my favourite book on Wolves/Shifters! It's brilliant, witty, funny, exciting, enticing, imaginative, sweet, lovely, genuine and heartfelt. The story is about a girl named Scout aka Harper Donovan, her step brother Jase, his cousin Charlie ...more
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD I am crying right now and I can't think of what to write...this story absolutely crushed me!!! Honestly, without a doubt, ripped my heart out and shredded it to pieces. God, Tammy Blackwell why did you do this to me??!! I absolutely LOVED this story, with Scout's spunky attitude and quick tongue, the unbelievably sexy and sweet Alex, the mystery and intrigue behind all of the secrets hidden from Scout...everything was just right for the perfect fantasy! I was flying through the pages o ...more
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
So my friend and co-worker wrote this, so my giving four stars to it reeks of sucking-up-ism, or just-being-nice-ism, or I-had-to-do-it-or-else-it's-gonna-be-super-uncomfortable-around-the-watercooler-ism. But the book is actually really good! No, seriously. The best part to me is the depiction of the setting. Perhaps I am biased since it is where I live, but you don't find all that many books that even attempt to depict a modern day rural Southern town, much less do it in a way that isn't eithe ...more
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

First off, this cover is fantastic yeah? It’s what initially convinced me to stop and read the blurb. And the title was the second thing that pulled me in, it’s mysterious, no?

However, this story was pretty average as far a YA paranormal romances go.

I mean, I liked the book. It sucked me in right away; even with the typical love triangle. The twist with regards to the love triangle was refreshing. And I thought it was done tastefully.

One thing that stood o
Erin V
I don't hate it was just not a wow for me. It was to obvious.
Nitzan Schwarz
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: A MUST read for shifter lovers

One of my all-time favorite YA shifter series, and all time most underrated series, is the Timber Wolves Trilogy. People, I implore you, stop reading this review and go read this novel instead. You will not regret it.

Destiny Binds starts the epic journey of Harper "Scout" Donovan, a kick-ass, headstrong young woman who will take none of your shit, thank you very much. But she is not just strong, inside and out, she's also funny, smart and log
If I could sum up my feelings on this book in one word, it would probably be "disappointment". Not that this book is bad, precisely, but because it had potential to be so much more than it was, only to take a turn for the Twilight about halfway through.

Mechanically, this book is excellent. The protagonist's voice is funny without being flippant, and there aren't any grammatical errors to be found. (Considering I picked this book up for $.99 off Amazon, I thought this should be mentioned.)

I actua
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Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorite-books, were
This book was FANTASTIC, AMAZING, just like a lala song.

Tammy Blackwell did a super job putting together a story of shapeshifters, seers, love triangle, sassy attitudes and heartbreak.

Lets begin with Scout she is a senior in High School, clever, witty, and definitely speaks her mind. She has a wonderful family and best friend, everything is chipper until her fateful meet with Alex.

Scout felt the stares from Alex especially his brother Liam and once she mentioned it to her brother there was an a
Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wolves-shifters
Wow ....... Shocker!!!
I was going to give this book 3 stars but i then changed my mind to the 4 stars simply because it kept me wanting more and i was fully involved in the story :-)
Scout was hilarious especially her banter, she was very quick witted and i love a book that will make me laugh out loud (had some weird looks off my partner for my outbursts lol). Loved the way she did not completly 'um n ar' about her choices which most female characters do in YA books with a love triangle. I liked
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't know how to write this review without giving any spoilers. Suffice it to say that I loved Scout and her sense of humor, the writing and the characters. Alex was just too awesome for words and I'm IN SHOCK at the end. The mention of West Side Story should have been my clue. The fact that his name is Alex gives me some hope because it reminds me of another book where something similar happened to a character named Alex. (I know, crazy weird.) I'm so hoping things turn out well. I'm so afra ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Not normally the biggest fan of shifters, but this really sucked me in, I liked most of the characters and the ones I didn't I wasn't supposed to so that worked out well LOL

I actually LOL'd a few times...and in public too if you don't mind!

Will definitely be continuing on with this series :)
Can't believe I left this on my kindle for so long unread!!!! So silly.
Vinayak Patukale
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oct 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing

There were so many things I loved about Destiny Binds. It was just one of those lovable books. You know, the kind you just can't read without unconsciously adding all the matching face expressions about how the characters must feel. Which meant that through most of this book ( that I read happily in a day) I was smiling, laughing, or just plain amused). I don't even know where to begin really. Maybe the characters. First and foremost Scout is the best heroine I h
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book!!!!! Why does this book get 5 stars??? Because I couldn’t/wouldn’t put it down. I started this book severely sleep deprived having just finished shopping the wee hours of Black Friday so overly exhausted I couldn’t go to sleep so I thought I would read until I could well I got so caught up in this book that a few hours and 4 cups of coffee later I was still severely sleep deprived but screaming for more pages because I wanted to read more. This is one of those pages ...more
3.5 stars

I feel cheated. I’d heard some kickass things about this book – Scout’s ninja skills, a love triangle which I say I hate but really love, a roaring plot and something about Shifters? All of the above featured in the first half, in fact I was totally hooked within the first chapter and prepared to give the book 4 stars. Then the second half happened.

Scout went from cool, sarcastic, ass-kicking girl to this lovesick girl who hid really important things from her brother and best friend
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: shifters
"John Davis smells like Play-Doh."

I don't know what exactly it is about that particular arrangement of words, but I'm adding it to my list of favorite opening lines.

Despite the distinction of being the very first character mentioned in this book, John Davis smelling like marla-or "Play-Doh", since I'm not sure whether it's marla to anyone outside of Ireland-is his only real bearing on the story. There the poor lamb is, trying to befriend the protagonist, while she-Scout-tries her best to "ditch
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2011
I downloaded this ebook after reading such great reviews from readers, and I gotta say Im SO glad I did! I could not stop reading (though, of course I had to, to do my job at work). It was not slow moving like I'd read it was at first. I mean by the time I took notice of what chapter I was in, it was chapter 8! I totally loved it. From the beginning when Scout notices the mystery guy across the field staring at her, I was kinda hooked, obviously wanting to know more about the guy and his piercin ...more
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